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The Governor's Office 
of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

invites you to join us for our procurement connections workshop:

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Maryland is OPEN for Business!

Are you interested in contracting opportunities
with government agencies? 

 If so, then our Ready, Set, GROW! Procurement Connections Workshop
is for you. Join us for an overview of how our small, minority, women,
and veteran procurement programs work. You'll learn what buyers are looking for right now and what's in the pipeline, then meet with them
one-on-one during the open networking session. You'll also have the opportunity to connect with a variety of resource partners who can
help your small business thrive.

This small business development event
is being held in collaboration with

Miller Resources for Entrepreneurs

a service of Carroll Community College.

Who should attend? 

 Small, minority, women, and veteran business owners 
interested in doing business with state agencies and local procurement partners in the surrounding areas.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Carroll Community College
Bollinger Family Conference Center (K100)
1601 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157

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Special Guest

Dr. James Ball, President
Carroll Community College


Procurement Partners

Carroll Community College
Carroll County Government
Maryland Department of General Services
Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
Maryland Department of Health
MDOT – Maryland Transit Administration
MDOT – State Highway Administration
University of Maryland-College Park
Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Resource Partners

Farmers and Merchants Bank
Maryland Department of Commerce
Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission
Maryland Women's Business Center
Maryland Department of Labor 
Miller Resources for Entrepreneurs
Small Business Development Center

Refreshments provided compliments of Farmers and Merchants Bank.

Governor's Office of
Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs 


invites you to reserve a seat for our upcoming

Technical Training Classroom

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Governor's Coordinating Offices
First Floor Training Room
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032 

Diverse Business Group

How to Conduct Free
Marketing Research

10 a.m. - 12 noon

Are you looking for data to help start or grow your business? There's no better resource than the Census Business Builder (CBB), a robust suite of services that provide demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau. The Small Business Edition provides easy access to socioeconomic, housing, consumer spending, workforce data and much more. Learn how to tailor reports, customize dashboards and download data to CSV or Excel. 

Who should attend? Small business owners who want to enhance their marketing research efforts using free economic and statistical data.

This class is being presented by our special guests from the U.S. Census Bureau: Adam Grundy, Section Chief of Data User Outreach & Education and Andy Hait, Economic Outreach and Marketing.

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MBE Rights & Responsibilities

2 - 4 p.m.

Do you want a better understanding of the rules governing the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program? Competition is tough in the public sector, and a critical key to success lies within understanding these rules. This is particularly important when performing as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). Join us for an in-depth look at your rights as well as your responsibilities.

Who should attend? Small businesses and certified MBEs who are ready and able to perform as a prime contractor or a subcontractor on state-funded procurements.

This class is being presented by Chantal Kai-Lewis, Legal & Policy Advisor, Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs.

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What you need to know:

There is no cost to attend.
Seating is limited and advance registration is required.
Be prepared to take notes.
Free parking and guest WiFi are available on-site.
Photo ID is required upon entry to the building.
Café on premises (electronic payment only).



 E-News Brief from the Mayor's Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development 

 2019 Small Business Development Program – GROWTH By Design hosted by Baltimore City Department of Public Works


This 10-week training program includes topics such as pre-qualification, and certification as M/W/DBE company, contract administration, estimating and bidding, and scheduling, to name a few.  The program was designed to assist local M/W/DBEs in become contract-ready for more than $3 billion in utility construction work, including Consent Decree sewer rehabilitation and replacement, and capital improvements under drinking water, stormwater and wastewater programs.

Enrollment is open now through Friday, August 30, 2019


Classes in session: Thursday, September 10 – Thursday, November 21, 2019

To view program details, click here

To register online, click here

To download application for mailing, click here

For assistance, call 410-433-2400; email or visit:

Small Technology Firms & Innovators,

American's Largest Seed Fund is

Coming to Maryland

The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort connecting entrepreneurs working on advanced technologies to the country’s largest source of early stage funding – the SBIR/STTR programs. Also known as America’s Seed Fund, the SBIR/STTR programs provide over $3 billion in funding to small businesses each year in a wide variety of technology areas

College Park, Maryland, will serve as a SBIR Road Tour stop for the state of Maryland, and will provide 300 attendees with an opportunity to hear directly from the participating federal agency program managers that administer over 5,000 new awards annually and to meet one-on-one with program decision makers.


Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center

University of Maryland Campus

7801 Alumni Drive

College Park, MD 20742

Date: September 20, 2019

Time: 8:00AM - 3:00PM


Registration Cost: $65.00

Register Here

Early Bird Registration: $50.00

(Early Bird Registration ends July, 18, 2019)

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University of Maryland Current Students: $25.00

(University ID# Required)

Register Here

To learn more about the event, click here.

For questions contact Brandon Mason

at: or Alla McCoy at 

Cancellation Policy:

  • Registered participants who are no-shows or cancellations will incur the full cost of registration fees, and no refund issued.

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.


This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. SBA and is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Maryland and the University of Maryland. SBA's funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services. SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.

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Confirmed Presenter

Dr. Beryl Satter, Faculty Professor American Studies and History Rutgers University


Family Properties: Race, Real Estate, and the Exploitation of Black Urban America a monumental work of history, documenting accounts of racism and real estate, politics and finance, that forever changed our understanding of the forces that transformed urban America

Dr. Satter's tells her family story on urban history, detailing a landmark investigation of racial segregation and urban decay in Chicago -- and cities across the nation

The "promised land" for thousands of Southern Blacks, postwar Chicago quickly became the most segregated city in the North, the site of the nation's worst ghettos and the target of Martin Luther King Jr.'s first campaign beyond the South. In her powerful book,

Beryl Satter identifies the true causes of the city's Black slums and the ruin of urban neighborhoods throughout the country: not, as some have argued, Black pathology, the culture of poverty, or White flight, but a widespread and institutionalized system of legal and financial exploitation.

In Satter's riveting account of a city in crisis, unscrupulous lawyers, slumlords, and speculators are pitched against religious reformers, community organizers, and an impassioned attorney who launched a crusade against the profiteers—the author's father, Mark J. Satter.

Satter shows the interlocking forces at work in their oppression: the discriminatory practices of the banking industry; the federal policies that created the country's shameful "dual housing market"; the economic anxieties that fueled White violence; and the tempting profits of nearly 4 billion dollars made by preying on the city's most vulnerable population.

Rye Street Market

Weller Development Company is seeking qualifications for the following:

IT/AV Engineers
Retractable Roof Engineers and Designers
Accessibility Consultants
Fire and Life Safety Code Review Consultants
Signage and Graphic Designers
Interior Designer Architects
Lighting Engineers
Sustainability and Energy Modeling Consultant


Port Covington Residential

Hord Coplan Macht is seeking proposals for the following:

Accessibility Consulting Firm
Acoustical Consultant
Building Envelope Consultant
Civil Engineering Firm
Code Consulting Firm
Energy Modeling Firm
Interior Design Firm
Landscape Architecture Firm
Lighting Design Firm
Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering Firm
Structural Engineering Firm
Sustainability Consulting Firm


Open Recruitments

      • Highway Engineering Manager—Executive Service (MDTA)
      • Asset Control and Damage Recovery Specialist (MDTA)
      • ITS and Electrical Engineer (MDTA)
      • Transportation Facility Maintenance Worker III (MDTA)
      • Agency Procurement Specialist II (SHA)

These recruitments are open to anyone, both internal and external people may apply. You can find these our website page at:


Keller Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a full-time Office Manager/Executive Assistant to support Operations for a Professional Asset Management Client in Baltimore.

The Firm and its affiliates bring in excess of 100 years of experience in financing and fostering small, minority, women, and veteran owned businesses.  The Firm offers a complete portfolio of financing products and strategic services to advance companies to the next level.

Under the direct supervision of the partners, the Office Manager shall carry out operational and administrative support for the Family of Funds. He/She will also supervise the administrative staff, oversee general office administration, and provide back-up support for the administrative staff.

For more information, visit: 

Laborers Needed for Construction Clean Up!!!!

Keller Professional Services, Inc. is seeking qualified laborers to join its Construction Clean-up Crew for construction projects throughout Baltimore City. Prior construction experience is helpful but not required.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of Baltimore City
  • Must be available to work 6:30am to 3:00pm with overtime as needed (including Saturdays)
  • Must have the strength and endurance to lift heavy debris (50 pounds)
  • Must have the desire and drive to work
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening (upon application and randomly)
  • Criminal Backgrounds considered on an individual basis
  • Two forms of valid ID (Social Security Card and State photo ID/Birth Certificate/or Green Card)
  • 1 Year's experience as a laborer is needed.

Please complete our on-line application in order to be contacted for an interview.

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